Monday, August 25, 2008

some great movies i watched

1) Thank You For Smoking - i've owned this dvd for over a year and my roommate put it in so i watched. great movie! very different. i really liked Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor. Bobby Duvall, David Koechner, Maria Bello, and J.K. Simmons were all great. even Katie Holmes was excellent. and Rob Lowes very small part was fuckin hilarious. only performance i did not like was Nick's kid, played by Cameron Bright. he was not very convincing, but i guess good child actors are hard to come by. this is a very eye opening movie and it actually has you rooting for the 'bad guys'. GREAT

2) the Darjeeling Limited - i watched this in theatres back in (i think) September of 2007, with the Digital Kontent crew. this being my first experience with Wes Anderson films i wasn't sure if i really liked it or it was just meh, when i left the theatre. now that i watched it a couple times on the dish i figured out that i really love this movie. i actually became an Owen Wilson fan because of Darjeeling ( never thought that would happen). Jason Swartzman & Adrian Brody were excellent as well, but i think the visuals steal the show. the beautiful shots of India from a train just blew me away. i really dig this movie. GREAT

3) Semi-Pro - first couple times i didn't really like this movie, but luckily i watched it about 6 times. what i don't like about SemiPro is the scenes with Woody Harrelson and his chick, they just kill all the good comedy. i need to get and figure out how to use some video editing software because when you take out all the Woody Harrelson love crap, this is a fuckin hilarious movie. this is a GREAT movie. watch it minimum 4 times and then you will see the brilliance. do it.

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